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Peggy W.

Durham, NC

$35/hour

The World's Last True Generalist

4.2 average from 11 ratings

$35/Hour


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About Peggy

Qualified by degree(s), certifications, and experience to tutor from elementary to high school, I have taught and tutored a broad range of subjects. In love with learning, my happiest moments in my teaching career were those when I heard "Oh, I get it!" Yes, I heard those words often. My gifts included the organized sequencing of instruction, the presentation, and the assessment of understanding. Very early in my career I identified those almost universal instructional mistakes that have led to continued confusion in students' minds. My success in teaching was fueled by my burning love of learning and a love for igniting that in my students.

Having had certifications to teach mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies through ninth grade and geometry in secondary school, I have taught, as a generalist, in middle schools until the world changed and specialization became the model. It was then that I began teaching only mathematics. I have my master's degree in mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My standardized test scores are stellar; my students consistently scored well.

Public school teaching also included tutoring before school, after school, and during lunch breaks. My tutoring experience includes high school students who were referred to me and youngsters from Central America who needed help in reading and math.
Qualified by degree(s), certifications, and experience to tutor from elementary to high school, I have taught and tutored a broad range of subjects. In love with learning, my happiest moments in my teaching career were those when I heard "Oh, I get it!" Yes, I heard those words often. My gifts included the organized sequencing of instruction, the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27705
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, Common Core, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for thirty years earning a master's degree in mathematics education from UNC-Chapel HIll and earned National Board certification. Most of those thirty years were in the company of seventh graders, first as a generalist (the world's last standing true generalist) and then when the county received state money for middle schools, I found myself teaching pre-algebra. I am a quiet person. I listen. I ask questions. Yes, my working with your child is a very good choice.

Elementary Math

BS in Education
M.Ed in Mathematics Education from UNC-Chapel Hill
National Board Certified in Early Adolescence Generalist
Certified to teach mathematics, English, reading, social studies, and science

Prealgebra

M.Ed in Mathematics Education from UNC-Chapel Hill
National Board Certified as an Adolescent Generalist

Reading

In my teaching career, I was certified to teacher all subjects in middle school except music and physical education. In the years in which I taught a self-contained seventh-grade in a rural North Carolina county, my students consistently scored very well on standardized tests. I often heard from former students and their parents that they attributed success in later grades to my teaching.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Peggy will travel within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27705.